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Entire Apple stores being faked in China | The Columbus Dispatch

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This Apple logo marks the site of a legitimate Apple store in San Francisco. Business Stories BEIJING - At first, it looks like a sleek Apple store.

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Stuck in the Stone Age

Lawrenceville, GA

#1 Jul 21, 2011
Shocker: encouraged and often aided and abetted by their government, the Chinese steal and copy rather than spend time and monies in research and development, thereby allowing themselves to have cutting-edge technology. The Chinese government has absolutely no incentive to enforce internationally accepted copyright and intellectual property standards. Haven't, don't, and never will. And make no mistake that many of the computer chips, etc. coming to America from China are often compromised, allowing them to steal information or can suddenly crash if need be, e.g., when a war occurs. As has been said, even when the dragon smiles, it still has teeth. Lets hope America wakes up before it is too late.....
Bill Gates

Wooster, OH

#2 Jul 21, 2011
...Note that no one is faking a "Windows" store.

HA!

“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#3 Jul 21, 2011
All of which gives Apple more exposure and in the long run it will help him crack the Chinese market even more.

Apple computers are considered a pricy luxury in China that most can not afford. Keep in mind, high tech equipment, like computers go for slightly less than the states. The cost of living, along with wages are considerably less than the west.

Case in point, Adidas shoes are very expensive in China. One can buy knock offs for 20% of the price. If it were not for knock offs, Adidas would not be a household name in China. Adidas reluctantly tolerates that because they are looking at the future and 1.3 billion consumers that will be able to afford their shoes as their wages go up. I call that smart business.

Smart business people look in the long run, reactionary Americans think in the short term.

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FOX News

Columbus, OH

#4 Jul 21, 2011
Hey, if you bozos didn't move all your manufacturing over to China, they would have stuff to sell at the fake Apple stores.

Since: Apr 10

USA

#5 Jul 21, 2011
It is no wonder that U.S Trade Representative's office gave China one of the world's worst record for preventing copyright theft.

Since: Apr 10

USA

#6 Jul 21, 2011
FOX News wrote:
Hey, if you bozos didn't move all your manufacturing over to China, they would have stuff to sell at the fake Apple stores.
Yes, so China can have those business go out of business (Like in Africa) because those businesses can't compete with China's cheap goods.

Makes sense? Lol
Ohioan

Columbus, OH

#7 Jul 21, 2011
and china is our preferred trading partner why?
Mirolyuba

Vancouver, Canada

#8 Jul 21, 2011
The CCP are murderers and thieves; an established historical fact.

The trickle down effect poisons all of Chinese society.
Bored Buckeye

United States

#9 Jul 21, 2011
Reminds me of the time i bought these sweet Coca-Cola sunglasses at a flea market when I was about 12 yrs old. Coke apparel was the coolest thing going then. Boy was I disappointed when my dad pointed out that the glases actually said Caca-Cola. If you know basic spanish you know that's not cool
XtraXtra

Watseka, IL

#10 Jul 21, 2011
Hold your tongue and say "My mother has a red apple".
Republican

Dublin, OH

#11 Jul 21, 2011
This is precisely why we need less government regulation and oversight! If our government did as little as their government, we could compete in the global market with China. We need less oversight, regulations, laws, and taxes. We need more jobs i.e. SWEATSHOPS!

Hardee Har HAR!(left for those who don't understand humor)

“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#12 Jul 21, 2011
Pay, china,$3 an hour
Pay, USA,$20 an hour

There is one reason.

Wish you "make everything in the USA" people would understand that business does not work the way you want. If it did, they'd go broke.
last emperor

Dalian, China

#13 Jul 21, 2011
apple stores should be shut down in China. apple is not cool. they are causing more harm than good. as is the case with most foreign businesses. we need to increase our public sector. China for Chinese first. foreigners should be placed at the bottom where they belong. as far as the ccp being murderers and thieves, and historical facts. lets look at some historical facts shall we. european settlers killed and robbed everything in america. they did the same in australia. europeans robbed, and destroyed africa, and left them in poverty til this day. in fact, they drew up boundaries specifically to cause civil wars. i havent seen the ccp do anything like this. speaking of civil wars, the u.s is behind the civil war in iraq now. while they claim to have walked in on a civil war. it is fact that they started the civil war. let's take a look at al qaeda funding and where it comes from. if you truly did you research, youd see that their funding comes from the cia black budget. i have not seen the ccp do anything like this. the usa overthrows democratically elected leaders and replaces them with fascist right wing dictators. i have not seen the ccp do anything like this. the u.s flew thousands of miles to murder 1 million vietnamese, 1 million koreans, 1 million iraqis. i have not seen the ccp do anything like this. the u.s. enslaved millions of africans. i have not seen the ccp do anything like this. the french govt paid immigrants to go back to their country. u.s state arizona arrests people just for looking hispanic. i have not seen anything like this. the u.s has 6 times more prisoners than China per capita, yet you dont hear too much about that in the censored american media. so now, please take your iphone, ipad, apple, and the rest of your overpriced rubbish, and get out of our country

“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#14 Jul 21, 2011
last emperor wrote:
apple stores should be shut down in China. apple is not cool. they are causing more harm than good. as is the case with most foreign businesses. we need to increase our public sector. China for Chinese first. foreigners should be placed at the bottom where they belong. as far as the ccp being murderers and thieves, and historical facts. lets look at some historical facts shall we. european settlers killed and robbed everything in america. they did the same in australia. europeans robbed, and destroyed africa, and left them in poverty til this day. in fact, they drew up boundaries specifically to cause civil wars. i havent seen the ccp do anything like this. speaking of civil wars, the u.s is behind the civil war in iraq now. while they claim to have walked in on a civil war. it is fact that they started the civil war. let's take a look at al qaeda funding and where it comes from. if you truly did you research, youd see that their funding comes from the cia black budget. i have not seen the ccp do anything like this. the usa overthrows democratically elected leaders and replaces them with fascist right wing dictators. i have not seen the ccp do anything like this. the u.s flew thousands of miles to murder 1 million vietnamese, 1 million koreans, 1 million iraqis. i have not seen the ccp do anything like this. the u.s. enslaved millions of africans. i have not seen the ccp do anything like this. the french govt paid immigrants to go back to their country. u.s state arizona arrests people just for looking hispanic. i have not seen anything like this. the u.s has 6 times more prisoners than China per capita, yet you dont hear too much about that in the censored american media. so now, please take your iphone, ipad, apple, and the rest of your overpriced rubbish, and get out of our country
You, above all should know, China being a capitalistic country, should realize that the Chinese people want cool western products.

As far as the rest of what you say, the west, especially the USA does not look at its own shortcomings, but rather point fingers and demand countries do as they say, not as they do.

The people in the USA are figging blind to that.
Stuck in the Stone Age

Atlanta, GA

#15 Jul 21, 2011
Jim Em wrote:
Pay, china,$3 an hour
Pay, USA,$20 an hour
There is one reason.
Wish you "make everything in the USA" people would understand that business does not work the way you want. If it did, they'd go broke.
Wang Chung, you forgot the part about the Chinese government purposely undervaluing/manipulating their currency, too.
Stuck in the Stone Age

Atlanta, GA

#16 Jul 21, 2011
last emperor wrote:
apple stores should be shut down in China. apple is not cool. they are causing more harm than good. as is the case with most foreign businesses. we need to increase our public sector. China for Chinese first. foreigners should be placed at the bottom where they belong. as far as the ccp being murderers and thieves, and historical facts. lets look at some historical facts shall we. european settlers killed and robbed everything in america. they did the same in australia. europeans robbed, and destroyed africa, and left them in poverty til this day. in fact, they drew up boundaries specifically to cause civil wars. i havent seen the ccp do anything like this. speaking of civil wars, the u.s is behind the civil war in iraq now. while they claim to have walked in on a civil war. it is fact that they started the civil war. let's take a look at al qaeda funding and where it comes from. if you truly did you research, youd see that their funding comes from the cia black budget. i have not seen the ccp do anything like this. the usa overthrows democratically elected leaders and replaces them with fascist right wing dictators. i have not seen the ccp do anything like this. the u.s flew thousands of miles to murder 1 million vietnamese, 1 million koreans, 1 million iraqis. i have not seen the ccp do anything like this. the u.s. enslaved millions of africans. i have not seen the ccp do anything like this. the french govt paid immigrants to go back to their country. u.s state arizona arrests people just for looking hispanic. i have not seen anything like this. the u.s has 6 times more prisoners than China per capita, yet you dont hear too much about that in the censored american media. so now, please take your iphone, ipad, apple, and the rest of your overpriced rubbish, and get out of our country
It's great that you could somehow overcome all of the internet firewalls and other restrictions emplaced by your government and then somehow find this topic and proceed to scold us about your perceived negatives of our country.....interesting.

“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#17 Jul 21, 2011
Stuck in the Stone Age wrote:
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Wang Chung, you forgot the part about the Chinese government purposely undervaluing/manipulating their currency, too.
No I didn't, and what does that have to do with their wages today?

At the rate the yuan is moving, it will on parity with the dollar in ten years, maybe less. You want China to destroy its economy by instantly making it equal today? Are you crazy?

“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#20 Jul 22, 2011
Stuck in the Stone Age wrote:
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It's great that you could somehow overcome all of the internet firewalls and other restrictions emplaced by your government and then somehow find this topic and proceed to scold us about your perceived negatives of our country.....interesting.
Sorry stuck in the stone age, I live in China, have for the last 5 years and I am accessing this site without a VPN. Just normal everyday DSL.

Doubt it, see my web site, photos of the city and other places I have lived, along with an article about my life here.

jims-photos (dot) com
old china

Chengdu, China

#21 Jul 22, 2011
Jim Em wrote:
<quoted text>
No I didn't, and what does that have to do with their wages today?
At the rate the yuan is moving, it will on parity with the dollar in ten years, maybe less. You want China to destroy its economy by instantly making it equal today? Are you crazy?
It would put a lot of American manufacturers out of business if the Chinese did revalue the yuan upwards because their American customers couldn't afford to buy their goods.

“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#22 Jul 22, 2011
old china wrote:
<quoted text>
It would put a lot of American manufacturers out of business if the Chinese did revalue the yuan upwards because their American customers couldn't afford to buy their goods.
China is doing it the slow way.
We demand they do it for political reasons, to make us look tough.
The USA knows it won't happen and shouldn't, it's all smoke and mirrors.

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